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2012-10-25 15:21:33

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASPE Annual Meeting - CoorsTek, Inc., a large technical ceramics manufacturer, and Ceramatec, Inc., a technical ceramics research and development company and subsidiary of CoorsTek, today introduced a new silicon carbide joining technology for improved strength and thermal stability for assemblies of ceramic components - this technology enables solutions when monolithic ceramic are impossible to produce because of size or complexity. This new joining...

2012-10-25 07:26:22

RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have created the world's first black silicon solar cell using processes amenable to low-cost mass production. After recently treating a wafer to make it the "blackest" silicon solar cell surface ever recorded, Natcore's technicians used their scalable liquid phase deposition (LPD) process to create the black silicon solar cell, from wafer to finished cell, in their R&D Center in...

2012-10-09 07:20:08

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today its seventh annual technology conference, the TowerJazz Technical Global Symposium (TGS) to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Irvine, California on October 31 - November 1, 2012. TGS is offered at no cost to attendees and will be comprised of an Aerospace and Defense focused day on October 31 and a Commercial Day on November 1. Guest speakers include executives from American...

2012-10-08 15:20:52

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, Inc., a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductors and solar cells, has named Matthew D. Stephens, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Stephens is currently Chief Technology Officer of Voltaix and will retain this role. Previously, Matt guided the sales and marketing function for over six years as Chief Operating Officer of Voltaix from 2003 to 2009. Peter A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer...

2012-10-01 06:22:14

MONTBONNOT, France, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altatech, a subsidiary of Soitec, announced today that it has introduced a multi-chamber chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system that enables photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturers to develop and optimize their solar cell designs using advanced thin-film deposition of amorphous silicon and other materials. By performing all deposition processes within a single system, the new AltaCVD Solarlab(TM) tool reduces cycle times and...

2012-09-18 23:00:53

Reports nReports.com adds new report on synthetic polymers “Global Silicone Market by Type, Application & Geography — Forecasts up to 2017” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Silicones are synthetic high performance polymers made from silicon and oxygen, two of the most common elements found on the surface of the earth. Silicones are one of the most versatile polymers in existence today. These exist in various forms, ranging from fluids, resins,...

2012-09-12 06:36:30

BRANCHBURG, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, a leading provider of materials that enhance the performance of semiconductor chips, solar cells, and other electronic devices announced it has secured growth financing from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the global investment arm of Samsung. The investment will accelerate the company's manufacturing capacity expansions to meet the emerging materials requirements of the microelectronics industry. Voltaix manufactures...

Solar Cells Get A Boost From Spinach
2012-09-05 08:44:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spinach is one of those leafy green vegetables that your mother always made you eat because it was good for you. Maybe Popeye was on to something when he sang, "I'm strong to the finich / Cause I eats me spinach." It turns out; spinach is good for more than just adding iron and calcium to your diet. A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University has combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy...

2012-09-04 10:26:56

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The first two weeks of September 2012 are expected to be among the busiest on record for smartphone and tablet announcements. With Nokia, Motorola, Amazon, and Apple expected to announce new products before the ides - and analysts expecting Apple's next iPhone to "be the biggest product launch in consumer electronics' history" - more opportunity exists than ever before for businesses involved in electronics manufacturing. (Photo:...

2012-09-04 02:37:23

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap MyLife, Inc., a fast-growing developer of cloud-service mobile applications for consumers, today announced that the company has received a $3 million term loan from Silicon Valley Bank. Snap MyLife, Inc. will use the cash infusion to drive ongoing growth and customer acquisition initiatives. The current term loan is the latest transaction in a long-term partnership. A top tech company financer, Silicon Valley Bank has extended debt to Snap...


Latest Silicon Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 19:14:10

Silica Gel, made synthetically from sodium silicate, is granular, vitreous, highly porous form of silica. Silica is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form. It has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is commonly used as a desiccant where it is packed in vapor-permeable plastic in order to control local humidity in order to avoid spoilage or degradation of some goods. Due to their high absorption of moisture and...

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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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